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Books that provide in-depth information on all species in a particular taxonomic group (e.g. a bird family or order) or functional group (e.g. seabirds or raptors).

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Australian High Country Raptors

By Jerry Olsen
Jun 2014 Australian High Country Raptors covers raptor species that regularly breed in the high country a...

The Book of Raptors

By Marcos Lacasa
Feb 2013 This work is the answer for all those bird fans who have longed to have a book that offers both a...

Chouettes et Hiboux du Monde

Un Guide Photographique
By Heimo Mikkola
Sep 2014 La documentation photographique la plus complète consacrée aux rapaces nocturnes. Réunissant de s...

The Cockatoos

A Complete Guide to the 21 Species
By Edward John Mulawka
Jul 2014 This reference book on the cockatoo family provides a comprehensive physical description of the v...


Cheating by Nature
By Nick Davies
Mar 2015 Beloved as the herald of spring, cuckoos have held a place in our affections for centuries. The o...

The Devil's Cormorant

A Natural History
By Richard J. King
Oct 2013 A journey through the history, biology, and culture of the misunderstood cormorant Behold the cor...

Flocks of Colour

By Olsen, Penny
Oct 2013 What name could be a more apt description of Australia than 'The Land of Parrots', a name inspire...

Grassfinches In Australia

By Forshaw, Joseph M. and Mark...
Dec 2012 It is not surprising that Australian grassfinches are highly popular with ornithologists and avic...

Grouse of the World

By Richard Sale, Roald Popatov
Oct 2013 Grouse are a source of fascination for people, not least for their spectacular displays and abili...


The People's Bird
By Neville Peat
Aug 2011 Only current book on New Zealand's national birdUp-to-date research and conservation storiesWritt...

Nightjars, Potoos, Frogmouths, Oilbird, and Owlet-nightjars of the World

By Nigel Cleere
Jul 2010 This is the ultimate identification guide to the nightjars, potoos, frogmouths, Oilbird, and owle...


2nd Revised edition
By Chris Mead
Jul 2011 The original publication of Chris Mead's book soon took its place as the most accessible yet auth...


A Guide to the Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Spiderh...
By Robert A Cheke, Clive F Mann
Dec 2001 The dazzling insect- and nectar-eating sunbirds in Asia and Africa are among the most glamorous o...

Woodpeckers of the World

The Complete Guide
By Gorman, Gerard
Jun 2014 Woodpeckers remain one of the most popular families of birds, and they are certainly one of the m...